Continuing the Legacy

The purpose of the Augustana Heritage Association is to define, promote and perpetuate the heritage and legacy of the Augustana Lutheran Church.

Values cannot long endure that are not incarnated in an institution. The Augustana Lutheran Church as an institution has passed into history but the heritage of Augustana lives on in the institutions and agencies that were founded and fostered in the church as expressions of its faith and mission. CONTINUING THE LEGACY OF AUGUSTANA is an opportunity for persons to give a gift in memory of or in honor of loved ones, congregations, institutions, agencies and other ministries of the Augustana Lutheran Church. All gifts will be endowment gifts unless the donor designates otherwise. None of the gifts will accrue to the Augustana Heritage Association.

Augustana Heritage funds at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois


Purpose: Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world. Gifts to college funds celebrating the rich heritage of the Augustana Lutheran Church, including to the Augustana Synod Centennial Scholarship and the Augustana Campus Church Scholarship, inspire new generations of Lutheran students to find and follow their paths in life.

Contact: Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
800-798-8100 ext. 7587
Contact: Scott Park

The Augustana Heritage Program For Sacred Music at Bethany College

Purpose: To recruit, train and support musicians for service to the church and society with emphasis on the rich worship/music tradition of Augustana.

Contact: Bethany College
421 North First
Lindsborg, KS 67456
785 227 3311
Contact: Karen Humphrey

The Augustana Heritage Endowment At California Lutheran University

Purpose: Supports the Segerhammar Center for Faith and Culture, which in the Augustana tradition offers conferences on social, moral and justice issues for scholars, professionals, clergy and laypersons. Interfaith in scope, the Center is committed to work for the for the good of society carrying out Augustana's history of ecumenism and interfaith relationships.

Contact: California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805 492 2411
Contact: Carol Lindstrom Luedtke

The Augustana Heritage Endowment At Gustavus

Purpose: Support of the Christ Chapel which the Augustana Lutheran Church helped bring into being in 1962. Christ Chapel embodies the soul of Gustavus and is central to the spirit and culture of Gustavus. This endowment will be added to the Christ Chapel Endowment and ensure that Christ Chapel and its many ministries remain a strength forever.

Contact: Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W. College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082
800 726 6194

The Augustana Heritage Fund Of Immanuel Health Care Systems

Purpose: Inspiring a new generation of leaders based on the faith, values and mission of Augustana. Areas of focus include Leadership Development, Historical Research and publishing to preserve Immanuel's "living history" and new mission opportunities for creating "Works of Mercy" to meet the needs of the sick, the aged and orphans.

Contact: Immanuel Health Systems
6757 Newport Ave. Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68152
402 829 2910
Contact: Pastor Peggy Hall

The Augustana Heritage Fund At LSTC

Purpose: Supports the endowed Augustana Heritage Professorship for Global Mission, the Augustana Chapel and scholarship funds, continuing the priority of Augustana's commitment to the preparation of pastors and other leaders for the church.

Contact: Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E. 55th Street
Chicago, IL. 60615
800 635 1116 ext. 712
Contact: Mark Van Scharrel

Luther College Heritage Scholarship Fund

Purpose: The legacy of Luther College, Wahoo, NE lives on in Midland College. This Fund will assist students to receive a quality liberal arts education rooted in the values of the Augustana Lutheran Church.

Contact: Midland College
900 N. Clarkson St.
Fremont, NE 68025
402 721 5480
Contact: Gene Crume

The Augustana Heritage Endowment For Bethphage

Purpose: Carrying on the long Augustana commitment to "works of love and mercy", this fund will support and maintain the Chapel for Mosaic's guests and the Axtell community and provide for the restoration of Home Tabor as a museum displaying the history of Bethphage's love and care for those with developmental disabilities.

Contact: Mosaic
4980 S. 118th Street Ste. A
Omaha, NE 68137
402 896 3884
Contact: Peter Bina

Augustana Shared Clergy Endowment Fund

Purpose: This Endowment Fund will enable SIH to join with an ELCA urban congregation in a dual call of a parish pastor and port chaplain, serving an urban congregation and a nearby maritime port. This endowment will honor the spirit of Augustana through witness and service to the often forgotten people of the city and the sea.

Contact: Seafarers and International House
123 E. 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
212 677 4800 ext. 1203
Contact: Chris Roehrer

The Augustana Legacy Endowment

Purpose: The ELCA Foundation has established the Augustana Legacy Endowment for those who wish to give to all the institutions and agencies with Augustana roots. Annually, a percentage of the earnings will be equally distributed to all the institutions and agencies listed above.

Contact: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Foundation
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
800 638 3522 Ext.. 2970
Contact: Cynthia Halverson

Continuing the Legacy of Augustana

The ELCA Foundation is your partner in assisting the continuation of that which
we knew to be Augustana: a rich heritage, committed to ministry and mission.
You can remember an individual Augustana ministry or remember them all
through a cash or planned gift through the ELCA Foundation for the Augustana
Legacy Endowment. The goal is to build strong endowments that honor and
continue the legacy of Augustana.

For information on specific gift possibilities contact your ELCA Foundation gift planner ( or call or write Cynthia J. Halvorsen, executive director ELCA Foundation, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631, 800/638 - 3522, ext. 2970. Your gift will leave a lasting legacy to the Augustana ministry of your choice or to a permanent endowment honoring all the Augustana ministries as we together continue the legacy of Augustana.

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